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How Prez Akufo-Addo Can Tackle Corruption By Forming An All Inclusive Government

Governance in Ghana has been reduced to the pattern of winner takes all. The practice of multi party democracy is now in contest with the the acceptance of divergent views and opinions. The fight against corruption has also become a mere political propaganda. The main course of corruption can be directly traced to the lack of political will by almost all successive governments.

The increasing trend in perceived corruption and its related matters really needs an urgent attention. State institutions responsible for dealing with corruption such as The Public Procurement Authority, Attorney General Department, CHRAJ and the recent Office of the Special Prosecutor are still in existence. Corruption is still on the rise unabated.

If it is still becoming difficult to tackle corruption with all these regulatory institutions, it is expected that we should come far in the fight against corruption. But it is rather the opposite.

Fortunately, the 8th parliament has witnessed an unprecedented dimension. The era of having the speaker of parliament from the opposition party can to a large extent help in the fight against corruption. Again, the almost a split parliament will always bring an end to the issue of the minority have their say while the majority have their way. Proper scrutiny of government policies and bills will certainly become the order of the day moving forward.

However, one important thing that the current government can consider as a way of tackling corruption is to form an all inclusive government. There are very competent individuals from other opposition parties who can be considered for some appointments. This can ensure proper checks and balance in the affairs of government. Therefore, the president should consider a blend in the various portfolios as he has begun his nominations.

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CHRAJ Ghana Office of the The Public Procurement


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